Shariah Adviser- BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd (“BIMB”)
BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd (“BIMB Securities”) has been appointed as the Shariah Adviser for Eastspring Investments Dana al-Ilham, Eastspring Investments Dana al-Islah, Eastspring Investments Dana Dinamik, Eastspring Investments Islamic
Income Fund, Eastspring Investments Dinasti Equity Fund, Eastspring Investments Islamic Small-Cap Fund, Eastspring Investments Islamic Equity Income Fund, Eastspring Investments Wholesale Sukuk Fund, Eastspring Investments Wholesale Sukuk
Extra Fund and Eastspring Investments Islamic China A-Shares Fund (“the Funds”). BIMB Securities will provide Shariah advisory services on the management and operations of the Funds to ensure the operations of the Funds comply
with Shariah requirements.
BIMB Securities is a stockbroking subsidiary of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad incorporated on 21 February 1994 and is licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”). The corporate mission of BIMB Securities is to be an active participant
in a modern, innovative and dynamic Islamic capital market in Malaysia, catering for the needs of all investors, Muslims and non-Muslims, looking for Shariah-compliant investment products and services.
BIMB Securities is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Islamic products and services regulated by the SC, which include Islamic collective investment schemes. BIMB Securities is independent from the Manager and does not hold
office as a member of the committee undertaking the oversight function of the Funds or any other funds managed and administered by the Manager. As at 1 July 2023, BIMB Securities is a corporate Shariah Adviser to 99 Islamic funds including
two (2) Islamic real estate investment trusts.
PROFILES OF THE SHARIAH PERSONNEL
Ir. Dr. Muhamad Fuad bin Abdullah (“Dr. Muhamad Fuad”)
Dr. Muhamad Fuad is the designated person in-charge of all Shariah matters in BIMB Securities.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and a Master of Philosophy Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982, both from the University of Southampton, England. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Jayyid) Degree in Shariah from the University of Jordan in 1994 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Muslim Civilization from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland in 1996.
He is a registered individual Shariah adviser with the SC. He is the chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Council of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. He sits on the Shariah Advisory Committee of BIMB Securities and the Shariah Committee of AIA-Public Takaful Berhad.
He is also the non-executive chairman of Gagasan Nadi Cergas Berhad and a board member of Universiti Tun Abd Razak Sdn Bhd (UniRAZAK).
Nurul Aqila binti Lokman (“Nurul Aqila”)
Nurul Aqila joined BIMB Securities as the Shariah Executive in March 2020. She was later promoted as the Acting Head of Shariah Section effective 1st April 2023. She is also the Joint Secretary of the Shariah Advisory Committee of BIMB Securities.
Nurul Aqila holds a Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Currently, she is assisting in providing Shariah inputs for the advisory, consultancy and research functions relating to the Islamic capital market products including Islamic collective investment schemes.